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Twenty-four of the world's leading research institutions and more than a hundred leading industry and government partners comprise the Alliance for System Safety of UAS through Research Excellence, or ASSURE.

ASSURE possesses the expertise, infrastructure and outstanding track record of success that the FAA Center of Excellence for Unmanned Aircraft Systems demands.

This alliance features expertise across a broad spectrum of research areas including: Air traffic control interoperability, UAS airport ground operations, control and communications, detect and avoid, human factors, UAS noise reduction, UAS wake signatures, unmanned aircraft pilot training and certification, low altitude operations safety, spectrum management and UAS traffic management.

ASSURE possess the expertise, experience and influence that the FAA Center of Excellence for Unmanned Aircraft Systems demands.

Our mission Provide high-quality research and support to autonomy stakeholders both within the US and beyond to safely and efficiently integrate autonomous systems into the national and international infrastructure, thereby increasing commerce and overall public safety and benefit.

Our vision ASSURE is the go-to high-quality research organization and brand for working complex autonomy issues with focus on unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in policy, regulations, standards, training, operations, and education.

The Alliance for System Safety of UAS through Research Excellence (ASSURE) is comprised of twenty-four of the world's leading research institutions and leading industry/government partners. ASSURE members are core to three FAA UAS test sites, lead four FAA research centers, and have seven airfields.

ASSURE COE’s Core and Affiliate University Partners

Mississippi State University
University of Alabama in Huntsville University of Alaska Fairbanks Embry Riddle Aeronautical University Kansas State University Kansas University Wichita State University Montana State University New Mexico State University North Carolina State University University of North Dakota Oregon State University Drexel University University of California - Davis The Ohio State University Sinclair Community College Tuskegee University Auburn University Indiana State University Louisiana Tech University Concordia University University of Southampton Technion - Israel Institute of Technology Nanyang Technological University

In the News


Mississippi State University, ASSURE's Lead University and Kansas State University Partner to Lead First Responder UAS Competition

July 12, 2021 - To advance the capabilities of unmanned aircraft systems for search and rescue, the National Institute of Standards and Technology has launched the First Responder UAS Triple Challenge. The ...

Reuters' Story Highlights How ASSURE, WiBotic and University of Montana Collaborate to Upgrade UAS Battery Power, Recharging Technology to Use Drones to Help Fight Wildfires

July 12, 2021 - Chief pilot Bart Bauer and operator Jim Seielstad of Autonomous Aerial Systems Office at the University of Montana go through a safety check prior to flying a drone at the Lubrecht ...

ASSURE Research Partner, MSU Raspet Flight Research Lab, Makes History in Unmanned Aviation at State's Busiest Airport

May 27, 2021 - Researchers at Mississippi State University are breaking new ground in aviation by flying an unmanned aircraft at Mississippi's busiest airport. Experts say this technology could ...